It's been a tough transition for Sophie, which is to be expected to some extent when she's a rookie on an experienced team. She's playing about 9 minutes a game, has scored 4 points in five games, shooting 20 percent from 3, 50 percent from the foul line. She's only taken eight shots from the field, so it's hard to really measure how she's played in such a limited role.
I'd be happy with three days. And for me this year, it might just be three days. Mizzou is up first on Monday and there's a good chance I won't be around for the Thursday teams. SEC Media Days isn't the most popular event on the family calendar: The wife's birthday falls on that week every year and again this year.
All the time. It's part of the job. And, no, I've never asked a question to deliberately piss someone off. First one off the top of my head was after the 2013 SEC championship game. The O-line had a bunch of penalties in that game and it looked like they didn't handle the big stage very well. One of the linemen took exception to my question - a perfectly fair question in a very quiet and upset locker room - and he let me know it. And he let me know it again the next day. It didn't hurt my feelings and it didn't affect our rapport during the rest of his career. Good dude. Tough question after a rough game. Part of the job. No harm, no foul.
Josh Christopher hasn't eliminated Mizzou. Again, I don't take these kids' temperature every day.
Doubtful. Because if they do, they'll have to form a new NCAA. All the rules and regulations and penalties that enrage the schools when they get busted breaking them were decided by the schools. It's not like there's some mythical collection of Sith lords called the NCAA that make all the rules. The campus leaders make the rules. Plus, you can't have a collection of institutions without a bureaucracy that governs the membership.
Not sure what you're referring to. Elaborate
NBA reserve. He's got to get healthy first. And then he's got to be really good at a few things to become someone teams can trust to put on the floor. I don't think he's athletic or dynamic enough to be a long-term starter but he's got the size and skill to produce at that level.
It all depends on the sport. But in the SEC, Mizzou is rarely going to pay a head coach as much as the top coaches in the conference. And if money is a driving factor for a coach's career, then Mizzou could be a stepping stone for some of the people you mentioned. But it's about also resources, in terms of facilities, assistant pay, recruiting budget, etc. Coaches care about those, too. Ideally, Missouri would love to have a guy like Pinkel in charge of every program. He was good enough to attract attention from other schools but hated the idea of moving and resettling somewhere else and wanted to build long-term - and was good enough to stay employed for a long time.
All the coaches have stipulations in their individual contracts about making income from outside sources.
Yes, they will be moved in accordance with SEC rules. The new student sections at Memorial Stadium will be in the northeast & southeast corners, roughly from the 30-yard lines to the end zone. SEC rules mandate that visiting teams get a block behind their bench on the east side of the stadium. Mizzou was able to get a waiver last year because of construction of the south end zone complex but the SEC rule will be enforced this year.
OK, folks. I'm out of time. I'll be gone for a few weeks but we'll do this again sometime in July. Thanks for joining me today.